We’re all finding our own path in this world, trying to build a life for ourselves. We all have made choices that we later regret. We all have our personal struggles. We’ve all rushed through moments that later on, we wish we’d thought to slow down and savor. We’ve all lost someone and now wish we had more time to talk, sit, just be with that loved one. We’ve all had great success and we’ve all had smashing defeats. Despite the giant section of self-help books on the shelves in our bookstores and libraries, there really is no true map for us to follow, no recipe or proven guide on how to create the perfect life. We’re all making our own way and doing the best we can. So read the advice from the gurus, talk to friends and companions, but listen to yourself most of all. Slow down, find some quiet time and listen to your heart. If something in your life is not working out then try another way. If a friendship has turned toxic then walk away. The truth is, there isn’t just one path for us to take in this life and for the most part, there really isn’t a timetable we must keep to. Experiment, play, work, explore, create, sing, dance, eat yummy food, get dirty, make mistakes, love. Don’t get hung up on the regrets and don’t spend too much time rethinking the past. Trust yourself and make the best decisions you can at any given opportunity. And have compassion, not only for yourself but also for the other guy because he too is just trying to find his path.